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Author Johnson, Walter, 1967-

Title River of dark dreams : slavery and empire in the cotton kingdom / Walter Johnson.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.

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 Moore Stacks  E449 .J695 2013    Available  ---
Description 526 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-508) and index.
Contents Boom -- Jeffersonian visions and nightmares in Louisiana -- The Panic of 1835 -- The Steamboat Sublime -- Limits to capital -- The runaway's river -- Dominion -- "The empire of the white man's will" -- The carceral landscape -- The Mississippi Valley in the time of cotton -- Capital, cotton, and free trade -- Tales of Mississippian empire -- The material limits of "Manifest Destiny" -- "The grey-eyed man of destiny" -- The ignominious effort to reopen the Atlantic slave trade.
Summary Looks at the history of the Mississippi River Valley in the nineteenth century and the economy that developed there, powered by steam engines and slave labor.
Provenance Gift of Paul and Mary Haas.
Subject Slavery -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century.
Cotton growing -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century.
Capitalism -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century.
Social change -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century.
Mississippi River Valley -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Mississippi River Valley -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Territorial expansion -- History -- 19th century.
Imperialism -- History -- 19th century.
Slave trade -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780674045552 (alkaline paper)
0674045556 (alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40021980241